Recent Posts

Meeting Guidelines Revisited !

Last fall I shared some meeting facilitation tips from Roger Schwarz, author of “The Skilled Facilitator” and now with the start of a new academic...

The Manager Self Test – are you abrasive?

In late March I introduced you to the Boss Whisperer aka Laura Crawshaw and her thinking about different types of managers. In my work with...

Micromanager or Performance Leader?

As the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, I do get visitors to the office who express dissatisfaction that their “leader” is a micromanager. I...

Ombuds Day – October 11, 2018 !!

Well – it is “official” !!!  The American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (voluntary association of attorneys) has designated October 11, 2018 as Ombuds Day!...

Set Your Next Meeting Up for Success !

  We all go to meetings and some are better than others.  What makes the difference? While  using someone to serve as meeting facilitator that’s...